South Korea 1999: Hyundai Sonata new best-seller
* See the Top 50 best-selling local models by clicking on the title! Thanks to Pedro *
After one year of reign, the Daewoo Matiz is down one spot and 7% to #2 with 82,688 sales in 1999, passed by the Hyundai EF Sonata, up 4 ranks and a massive 211% year-on-year to pole position at 112,495 units. To this can be added 10,106 previous generation Sonatas (#24). The Daewoo Nubira also shines, up 6 spots to land on the third step of the podium thanks to 67,565 sales, up 195% on 1998. Notice also the Kia Carnival up 90% and 2 ranks to #4 and the Hyundai Avante down one to #5.
The best performing all-new model in 1999 is the Kia Carens, landing directly at #6 with 59,344 units, followed by the Hyundai Verna at #8 and 39,216 sales and the Kia Visto at #14 with 25,402 units. The Kia Carstar lands at #19 and the Hyundai Trajet at #20. The Hyundai Grandeur XG is up 431% and 11 spots to #9 while the SsangYong Musso is up 294% and 9 spots to #11.
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Full Year 1999 Top 50 Ranking Table below.